Today's News

  • Media Circus As Goat Appears in Court

    A Sydney judge ruled Wednesday that neither a goat nor his owner could be found guilty of vandalism over an August incident when Gary decided to snack on a flowerbed outside a city museum.

  • Be There 01-23-13

    Relay For Life of Los Alamos will hold its monthly committee meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 2455 Trinity Dr. Individuals who are interested in helping and/or participating are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

  • Thomas helps promote NJROTC Booster Club

    Cadet Ensign Jodi Thomas, the public affairs officer for the Los Alamos NJROTC Unit, has one public affair that she would like everyone to attend.
    Their monthly brisket night will take place on Jan. 31 and local cadets could use some support.
    “The academic team will be going to Las Vegas, Nev. for the annual Brain Brawl, where they will compete against Area 13,” Thomas said. “The money raised will help pay for the transportation, hotel rooms and meals.”
    Thomas became interested in the Los Alamos NJROTC Unit when she was in middle school, after target shooting at the Sportsman Club. She now competes on the unarmed regulation drill team, the unarmed exhibition drill team, the academic team and the tug-of-war team.
    “Once I got involved with the unit and the people, I realized they had much more to offer other than just shooting.”
    Thomas said she had a wonderful time after joining the drill team and gained personal experiences with the unit.
     “I have learned endless amounts of leadership skills by participating in various activities in our class, in a leadership camp over the summer and have been put in many leadership positions that helps me and many others learn leadership hands-on,” Thomas said.

  • A brief history of fumbles and foibles

    Talk of the economy and economic development, as the legislative session gets rolling, makes me think there’s a finger on the playback button. I could dust off old stories and columns and they would sound fresh.
    In fact, I will. Here’s my own playback.
    1986: New Mexicans studying economic development have produced piles of reports, “usually without any concrete plan for moving from point A to point B.”
    Business people told me that year, “Probably the best thing the state could do is create a stable, non-political climate in areas that matter — taxes, education and public services.” They blamed the Legislature for allowing the University of New Mexico to decline and blasted its lack of commitment to higher education.
    Said one CEO, “The continuing problems that we have in coming to grips with the kind of university and educational system we want is noticed by others. The state doesn’t seem to have it together.”
    1987: “We need to radicalize our business climate,” said up-and-coming economic developer Mark Lautman. “We need to do everything possible to make ourselves better than Texas.”

  • Tuesday’s prep basketball scores

    Boys basketball

    Albuquerque Academy 63, Capital 56
    Bosque School 59, Santa Rosa 49
    Carlsbad 61, Artesia 47
    Centennial High School 64, Hot Springs 35
    Clayton 83, Raton 56
    Cloudcroft 63, Carrizozo 54
    Dexter 64, Ruidoso 62, OT
    Dora 78, Clovis Christian 38
    Eldorado 78, Del Norte 40
    Farmington 49, Bloomfield 40
    Fort Sumner 51, Texico 42
    Hagerman 70, Tatum 39
    Hobbs 89, Roswell 83
    La Cueva 81, Rio Rancho 73
    Laguna-Acoma 86, Estancia 33
    Las Cruces 67, Alamogordo 58
    McCurdy 78, Dulce 59
    Menaul 47, Jemez Valley 37
    Miyamura 60, Aztec 53
    Mountainair 47, Foothill 45
    NMMI 72, Gateway Christian 46
    Robertson 72, Mora 59
    Sandia 74, Hope Christian 63
    Santa Teresa 48, Goddard 47
    Silver 68, Cobre 23
    St. Michael’s 41, Pojoaque 34
    St. Pius 66, Sandia Prep 56
    Tohajilee 82, Desert Academy 40
    Tucumcari 73, West Las Vegas 51
    Tularosa 50, Mesilla Valley Christian 32

    Girls basketball

  • Final WRLL sign-up is tonight

    The last registration session for the upcoming season of White Rock Little League baseball and softball is tonight. Registration will be at Time Out Pizza in White Rock from 6:30-8p.m.
    All boys and girls between the ages of 4-18 are eligible to participate. Additional information is available by visiting eateamz.com/wrll2 on the Internet.

  • Ski Report 01-23-13

    Angel Fire
    29-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 63 trails and 6 lifts open.

    Enchanted Forest
    32-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 33 trails open.

    16-inch base. No new snow reported. Will reopen when conditions permit.

    Red River
    40-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 54 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Sandia Peak
    16-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 2 trails open.

    29-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 41 trails and 5 lifts open.

    Ski Apache
    29-inch base of machine-groomed snow. No new snow reported. 22 trails and 7 lifts open.

    Ski Santa Fe
    36-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 58 trails and 6 lifts open.

    32-inch base of packed powder. No new snow reported. 81 trails and 14 lifts open.

    Valles Caldera
    6-inch base of variable conditions. No new snow reported. 9 trails open.

  • Stilwell paces the LASG Tumbler boys

    Caden Stilwell of the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics boys competitive team had a top-four finish at the Men’s Gold Cup Classic earlier this month.
    The Gold Cup Classic was Jan. 5-6 in Albuquerque. In all, 11 teams and 115 competitors took part.
    Stilwell finished fourth in the all-around competition in the Level 4 Junior Division for LASG.
    En route to the finish, he earned a silver medal on parallel bars (9.65), floor exercises (9.35) and pommel horse (8.2). He also took bronze on vault (9.5).
    In the Level 4 Senior Division, Dane Harris earned silver in the all-around with a 52.25. Harris won the vault competition with a 9.80, earned silver on floor (8.9) and pommel horse (8.20) and bronze on high bar (8.70).
    In Level 5, Philo Shelton was the Tumblers’ highest scorer, earning silver in the all-around for the Senior Division with a 50.75. For his part, Shelton earned silver medals on still rings (9.50), pommel horse (8.70) and parallel bars (8.35) and took bronze on floor (8.45).  
    Teammate Daniel Fryer placed fourth all-around in the Level 5 Junior Division with 46.15. Fryer earned a silver medal on vault (9.40) and bronze on floor (7.95).

  • LA crushes Bernalillo to open 2-4A

    BERNALILLO — Just like it needed to, the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls basketball team picked up a big victory to open the District 2-4A season.
    Los Alamos held the Bernalillo Spartans to just two points in the first quarter and dropped in 23 points in the second quarter to breeze to victory.
    In the second half, the Hilltoppers liberally substituted their bench players but didn’t let the Spartans back into the contest.
    McKenzie Logan and Kiana Zerr both turned in big performances for the second straight game as Los Alamos cruised to a 58-24 victory.
    Logan and Zerr combined for 19 points in the first half as Los Alamos jumped out to a big lead early. Los Alamos opened the game on a 12-1 run, then in the second quarter, Zerr dropped in eight points to put the game on ice by the half.
    Los Alamos got 9 of its 10 roster players in the scoring column, which it was it was hoping for out of Tuesday’s contest.
    “That’s what we need to be successful in district,” said Hilltopper head coach Ann Stewart. “We need to get lots of people involved and not get one-dimensional.”
    It was the second straight win for the Hilltoppers under Stewart, who has been head coach for just over a week.

  • Norway cheese fire shuts down road tunnel

    OSLO, Norway (AP) — A road tunnel in northern Norway will be shut for several weeks after a 27-ton truckload of sweet goat's milk cheese caught fire.

    Regional traffic department chief Geir Joergensen says flames engulfed the tunnel last week and gases from the melting, brown load hindered firefighters. It took four days to put it out.

    The driver was not hurt and no other vehicles were in the 3.6-kilometer (2.2-mile) tunnel at the time.

    Joergensen said Wednesday that the tunnel near the small Arctic municipality of Tysfjord, some 1,350 kilometers (840 miles) north of the capital, Oslo, likely will be closed for two more weeks.

    Goat's milk cheese, a sweet delicacy with a high sugar and fat content, is an essential part of many Norwegians' daily diet.